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in the national debate about healthcare. the debut of dock meantly called the waiting room. janet live in oakland to explain how high land hospital plays the starring role. >> that's right, gasia. the debut is tonight in new york city. i talked with in the bay area about his film. he says that he spent months gathering hundreds of hoursf interviews with patients and staff cynthia johnson or c. j. is one of 70 thousand who works in high land hospital's emergency department. a non-stop high pressure job serving the 250 to 300 patients who come in every day often because they don't have insurance or primary care doctor. c. j. is also one of the people featured in a new dock meantly called the waiting room. the film shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patients and hospital staff. tonight the film has its premier in new york city with film maker high land ceo. nick spoke with us by phone. >> what we wanted to show with the film is what the reality and the struggle that both patients and institutions are going through, to be able to, you know, serve our national conversation is the privileg
last year. >>> oakland is playing a new role in the national debate about healthcare. the documentary film by highland hospital premiering in new york tonight. >> tracking warmer weather, when temperatures will reach the 90s, in the complete bay area forecast. >>> it is a real life drama that plays out every day. now a new film about the nation's healthcare system is getting oscar buzz. the documentary was filmed in the emergency room of oakland's highland hospital. >> one of the 75 staff that work in the emergency department. >> you just wait here and the doctor is going to come in and see you. >> they come in every day, often because they don't have insurance or a primary doctor. also featured in a new documentary called the waiting room. it shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patient and hospital staff. tonight, the film has its premiere in new york city. >> we wanted to be able to insert our film into the national conversation is a privilege, and something that we're really graham for. >> the -- grateful for. >> the film has no narrator. >> when i saw it, oh, my god, i
drama that plays out every day. now a new film about the nation's healthcare system is getting oscar buzz. the documentary was filmed in the emergency room of oakland's highland hospital. >> one of the 75 staff that work in the emergency department. >> you just wait here and the doctor is going to come in and see you. >> they come in every day, often because they don't have insurance or a primary doctor. also featured in a new documentary called the waiting room. it shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patient and hospital staff. tonight, the film has its premiere in new york city. >> we wanted to be able to insert our film into the national conversation is a privilege, and something that we're really graham for. >> the -- grateful for. >> the film has no narrator. >> when i saw it, oh, my god, it was just awesome. i was just moved by it. i cried through the whole first showing. >> reporter: many people in oakland hope the national attention will spark dialogue about healthcare problems in the u.s. >> i was just impressed by the number of dimensions that he got in to film,
are ready... >> this takes a look at the healthcare system through the eyes of the patients and through the staff. it will trigger new dialog about healthcare and the problems in the u.s. >> when i saw it, oh, my g-d, it was just awesome. i was just moved by it. i cried through the whole first showing. >> the new documentary will open in the bay area next month. >>> it is a celebration of santana row. it was hit by the largest fire in city history one month before it was scheduled to open back in 2002. it damaged dozens of retail units. this year they will thank the san francisco fire department by donating 10% to a trust set up by the department. >>> they are getting national attention of how it is reacting to the football game between the seahawks and the packers. the casino will refund the gamblers who bet on that game. glam betters who won guam -- gamblers who won can keep their payoffs. >>> if you are driving in many areas in san jose, northbound 280 looks good getting into the valley and no major problems on 101 or 87. and this morning's commute on southbound 680, that traffic loo
and pay more for healthcare. >> in some cases doubled and in other cases tripled the percentage nurses would have to pay for their health insurance premium. >> the hospital is aufrg a 2% rate over two years. the nurses want 10%. they say their wages from 47 to $70 an hour are lower than nurses' pay at other bay area hospitals. >> it offends me. it's a shame that they are asking the nursing force, the force that drives this hospital to take reductions and sacrifice patient safety at the bedside. >> a hospital spokeswoman says patient care is not suffering during the strike. the hospital brought in about 150 replacement nurses from around the nation to cover 173 patients this morning. >> we made sure that we had enough nurses to take care of the number of patients that we both anticipate and are currently in the hospital. >> hospital negotiators say they're worried about the future health of the hospital. the affordable healthcare act will mean lower medicare reimbursements. >> all we can do is try to guess what the cuts may be or position ourselves to get ready for those cuts. >> the nu
line. nurses say hospital negotiators want to take pay cuts and pay more for their own healthcare. >> it sickens me, it is a shame they are asking the nursing force, the force that drives this hospital to take reductions... >> hospital executives are worried about the hospital after the affordable healthcare law takes affect. 70% are not fully covered by medicare reimbursements. >>> susie is back with her owner after an incredible story. she ran in front of a car and became stuck in the car's grill. the driver didn't know what happened and a person flagged the driver down. animal control pulled her out of the grill and they aired the story and they found out what happened to their dog. >> i have no idea how she made it without getting killed. >> suzie survived with a concussion and a chipped tooth and her owners say she is a miracle dog. >>> sal, how is traffic this morning? >> you know, it is getting more crowded and we'll see more and more cars joining us for this commute. in the south bay you can still get ahead as we check in with chp and we don't have any stalls or accidents.
on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentality and they have this useful spark. >> yeah. the as have two games left, tonight and tomorrow afternoon. the now -- they are now one game behind texas. if they win both against the rangers the as will be the we
healthcare problems in the u.s. >> we wanted to show the film as the reality in the struggle that both patients and institution are going through. >> the film opens here in the bay area next month. >>> the time is now 5:24, sales tax is going up, and that includes residents at hercules. they will start paying sales tax at three-quarters% and in sonoma it goes to 8%. it is a one percent increase in all four of those cities. >>> well a popular south bay district is celebrating its 10th anniversary. exactly one month before it was due to open, the biggest fire raged through dozens of stores and housing units. this weekend, many are donating 10% of their revenue to the fire department's trust in honor of fire crews. they will be speaking at a kickoff tonight. >>> time now 5:25 will this get you to where you are going, sal? >> where are the roads going? >> right now we are starting with a look at the commute on 280, that looks nice getting on to highway 17 and you can see traffic is moving a long well. also the morning commute looks good on the sunole grade, be careful as you drive around.
an advantage when it comes to taxes, healthcare and foreign policy. now another pole shows the steaks are high when it comes to women voters. we will take you live to washington d.c. and we will hear how president barack obama and mitt romney are getting ready for tomorrow night's big bee bait. >>> allie rasmus joins us from outside the oakland coliseum with the celebration that followed the clencher, good morning allie. >> reporter: the team is headed to the playoffs, last night they secured one of the two wildcard spots in the american league west. with that the oakland a's beat the texas rangers and they had their hats on and there was plenty of champagne to celebrate and the party moved into the clubhouse. last night's game was not a sellout but the as gave some of the crowds some sad advice. >> this is our place, we are loving it. it feels great, this is something we did together all year and we have come together and we have a lot of great memories this year and we are not done. >> now for the fans and the team it's on to the next step. they have a game tonight and tomorrow and if they w
. >>> the man accused of trying to poison his girlfriend at a healthcare family has been released from jay. police arrested robert lockridge on saturday after caretakers say he tried to give his doif by giving her -- by giving her bottled water containing colleen. he says the water contained a miracle mineral supplement that can cure any disease, including cancer. >> the upside is positive publicity. >> he says he takes the supplement himself for emphysema and heart disease. >>> it is 7:49. a health study is planned for treasure island because of concerns about the cleanup of radioactive waste. some residents believe lingering radiation may be to blame. but state officials say there's no major risk. health officials tell "the bay citizen" they may start to gather health words and plan to check navy cleanup records. >>> 100 employees have been tested for hantavirus. employees who participated in the voluntary testifying filled out a questionnaire and gave blood. nine of the cases have been traced back to yosemite and three people have died into more streets in pail le alto will be -- palo a
and planning new tax increases if he gets another term. >> liberals pay for government run healthcare, you will pay more for taxes and for your medicine. >> reporter: campaign staffers say he has lowered taxes and his claim is mostly true, both candidates are spending the day off the campaign trail practicing for tomorrow's big day. mitt romney is softening his stance on a key immigration issue and now he is saying he will honor temporary work permits, allow them to stay in the united states because of president barack obama's recent executive order. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> don't forget, we will bring you the coverage live and the debate will be followed by a special addition of our ktvu news. >>> and they are warning about identity theft after several male thefts were reported in novato. 2 dozen mailboxes were reported on school road and crest road. the mail stolen included personal checks, credit cards and other items containing financial information. if you have any information about these thefts, get in contact with the police
.a. says this will explore other leads. >>> the obesity epidemic here in america is not just a healthcare problem. it may not be a national security issue. there is a new study that says one in four in young adults are too overweight to join the military. renee marsh joining us live from washington, d.c. with -- rene marsh has more from washington, d.c. >> reporter: good morning, dave. according to this new study by mission readiness, this group is made up of retired military leaders. they say that as you said, one in four young adults in america, they are simply too overweight to go to the front lines. the study also says that obesity is making it harder to find recruits and that active duty members who are not physically fit are more prone to injuries. mission readiness says being overweight or obese is the medical reason why adults cannot join the military. the group estimates that the department of defense spends about $1 billion each year to care for overnight active duty members, their families as well as veterans. so the group looking at schools to solve the problem. they say schoo
on millions of dollars owed to a healthcare fund. the congress left the house without approving those fuds. this is the second u.s. postal service in two months. but the defought will not impact and the employees will still be paid. >>> the crisis in syria will be the crisis of a meet -- will be the focus of a meeting. secretary of state, hillary clinton will host the talks including the u.s., the european union and the arab league. activists say the 18-month syrian conflict has led to more -- has led to more than 30,000 deaths. and we just learned that mitt romney is also planning to speak by telephone with the israeli leader. during his speech later, he drew a if -- drew a read line, the diagram there of a bomb, saying iran was close to having uranium enrich month. the two men are having disagreements about how to confront this. the washington post quotes intelligence officials who say the attack involve the militants, but most of them came from a resser known group and the republicans are claiming the obama administration new almost immediately it was trites behind the attacks that kill
with a landmark ruling on healthcare and more big decisions in their new term which begins today. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. noom with a look at some of the big cases the supreme court could be taking on. this involves affirmative action on campus colleges, same- sex marriage. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling the most difficult questions of the day. >>> the justices could even get involved in the fall elections with challenges to some of the -- to some of the controversial voter i.d. laws. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu -- alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> governor brown has just signed a controversial bill involving gay teens. california will become the first state in the nation to ban therapy who tries to turn gay or lesbian teens. those who oppose the bill say this perppy could put you at higher risk of depression or suicide. >>> and a new law signed by governor jerry brown may reduce life sentences for hundreds of inmates. the bill applies to those convicted of murder. in an inmate has ser
. it is part of the healthcare overall. it is estimated that # 200 facilities with you is 2/3rd of the hospital serving medicare hospitals will be fined an average of $125,000 next year. >>> the post master general said the postal service is on the brink of bankruptcy. the agency today will default on a $5 billion payment to the treasury. >> post master general tells the press. his agency would be profitable if it weren't for lawmakers delays. they have asked congress for more than a year for legislation that would eliminate saturday mail deliveries and reduce the my billion dollars payment for retiree health benefits. >> they are forcing vice-presidential paul ryan to donate a gift he received out there on the campaign trail. he attended a banquet for hunters yesterday. the u.s. sportsman's alliance presented him with a manned made american shotgun. >> i have got one from my grandfather. a zero gauge. you know what is great, the downward ejection, so lefties. this is your gun. righties this is your gun. >> he said he will donate the firearm for a silent auction. if elected he and mitt romney w
healthcare. the film about highland hospital preparing in new york tonight. >> and two candidates focusing in on one important state, why the numbers count so much ahead of the election. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >>> coming up next, breaks news from san francisco, a police chase and crash right after the break. [ male announcer ] there are lots of great jobs available in america right now. almost half our nation's employers have open positions they can't find anyone qualified to fill. devry university offers bachelor's and master's degrees that can prepare you for these careers. the ones already here, and the ones just around the corner. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow. learn more at devry.edu. >>> we have breaking news in san francisco, three people are in custody after a police chase. it started in pacific heights where a woman was robbed this afternoon. the robber got into a suv and police spotted the vehicle. a chase began and during that chase the suv struck a van and two parked cars. the van driver was injured and all three peo
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